Tuesday, December 16, 2014


Holiday shipping ground ends today, Dec. 16th, to arrive to destination for Christmas!

Orders shipping after today must ship with added charges to reach your gift recipient in time!

Talk to our for phone operators for more precise assistance M-F 8:00a.m. to 5:00p.m. @ 800-228-4030 or email them at customer service representatives

Saturday, December 13, 2014

A&E Biography Channel

                 (broadcasts into 64 million homes in the US)
A&E Biography network will be showing "The House that Santa Built" that reveals the holiday making of Grandma's Fruit & Nut Cakes. 

The filming that was done inside Beatrice Bakery Co facility in 2013 by the Food Factory crew (Canada's Food Network) originally aired in 160 countries for their Season 2 -Episode 25.  This program has now been picked up by A&E Biography to be broadcast in the USA and will air -

on A&E Biography
Dec. 13, 2014 - 8:00 PM ET/PT
Dec. 13, 2014 - 12:00 AM ET/PT
Dec. 25, 2014 - 2:00 AM ET/PT
Dec. 25, 2014 - 10:00 PM ET/PT
Dec. 28, 2014 - 5:00 PM ET/PT
Jan. 3, 2015 - 7:00 PM ET/PT
Check local listings for correct times in your area!

Thursday, December 4, 2014

International Fruitcake Eating Competition RESULTS

The Winner of 2014 Championship - Kyle "The Hammer" Hanner from St. Louis, MO, retains his title again this year eating a 1 lb Grandma's Fruit & Nut Cake in 2 minutes 33 seconds. Watch the competition

Congratulations Kyle!  And thanks to all the participants and Kevin at Santa's Candy Castle for making this an event not to miss!

4th Annual
Fruitcake Eating Competition
held in Santa Claus, IN

Yes, we are sponsoring this competition again!  Blogging and twitter messages by last year's participant Mick Foley (WWE - Hall of Famer / Legend)  created lots of buzz again this year. Coordinator Kevin Klosowski of Santa's Candy Castle received lots of inquiries asking how to compete.  Participants have come from Pennsylvania, Florida, Missouri, Tennessee and Ohio in the past.  To secure a place in the competition, contestants first had to pass a qualifying event at the Santa's Candy Castle in Santa Claus, IN, held on Nov. 22. (side note: participants told Kevin they would only take part if it was Grandma's Fruit & Nut Cake being served again)

Eight very excited contestants are lined up including Mick Foley and last year's winner from St. Louis, MO - Kyle "The Hammer" Hanner (he wore a shirt with hammer logo and was quite a trip to watch).

Our judges this year include a former NFL football player and a reporter fro WFIE 14 News (Evansville's NBC TV affiliate).
Fruitcake Eating Championship is this weekend

Saturday December 6th
11:00am CST
at Santa Claus American Legion

FREE Event - Sponsored by Santa's Candy Castle & Beatrice Bakery Co

Check out the buzz on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/events/586983861407558/ 


Wednesday, December 3, 2014

World's Largest Fruitcake

That is the World's Largest Glass Blown Fruitcake! 

How exciting is that? And our Grandma's Fruit & Nut Cake couldn't resist being present for the event! We will have samples and door prizes for the day long event at the Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center in Millville, NJ.

Artist Deb Czeresko, Skitch Mannion and the Glass Blast team will work their magical craft to attempt the first and world's largest glass fruitcake on Friday, November 28, 2014, at the Wheaton Arts Studio in Millville, NJ (just 45 minutes southeast of Philadelphia, PA). Click here to find out more about the event and WheatonArts! Hope you can join them to watch history in the making and shop the shops where talented artist offer their handmade products for your Black Friday shopping!

So do your gift shopping, partake in the festive holiday environment, see artist at work and taste some Grandma's Fruit & Nut Cake. And just in case you can't be there, you can always order your holiday favorite cake with us at www.beatricebakery.com.
Check out the results of glass blown fruitcake on the WheatonArts facebook page!

Event was covered by TV and area papers - Courier Post and South Jersey Times

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

One Customer Sends Poem With Her Fruitcake Gifts

Julia updated her poem this year so I just had to share

You remember last Christmas a package from me
A gift from my hometown Beatrice, NE
When you open this package I know that you will say
It is that good Grandma’s fruitcake, now you’ve made my day
Actually you’ve made my whole Holiday season
So big thanks to Grandma, for she is the reason!
A good friend of Beatrice Bakery, who turned 92 years old on her last visit to see us, told that she writes this poem and sends with every fruitcake gift she gives!! 

When you open this package I hope you don’t say,
“Oh no! It’s a Fruitcake!  I’ll give it away!”
Won’t you give it a try, won’t you please, please I ask ya!
It’s special, it’s made in my home state Nebraska!
And more than that, made in my home town Beatrice.
(Three syllables please and rhyme it with mattress.)
And one more thing I really must say. 
I hope that you have a real nice Holiday.

- Julia (aka - Adelaide) of Exton, PA 

Thanks Julia for sharing and THANK YOU for your service in the Marine Corp.